subway surfingThe New York Times commemorates one hundred years of New York City Subway service by dedicating the entire City Section to subway history. There are hundreds of nuggets for subway buffs. Don’t miss True but Strange, the article recounts some of the more unique stories about the subway and contains links to the original articles. For those less familiar with NYC subway travel, a subterranean vocabulary lesson will have you talking like a straphanger in no time:

Zizmor Dr. Jonathan, a dermatologist known to millions for his “clear skin” subway ads. Countless riders have wondered whether that is his real name, and whether the first syllable is pronounced “zits.”

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